Chinatown, Sydney

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Sydney's Chinatown is the oldest and largest Chinatown in Australia. Some top-tier Chinese chefs moved to Sydney in the 1990s, making this district world-famous for its Asian cuisine. There are Asian shops and open-air markets selling everything from traditional Chinese medicinal herbs to jewelry, meat, fish, flowers, vegetables, books, electronics, and inexpensive souvenirs. Several movie theaters offer daily screenings of documentary and feature films produced in Asia. Asian art galleries, restaurants, karaoke bars, shopping malls, and small boutiques attract visitors from around the world. While you can visit the area on your own, there is so much to see here, many tourists opt to join an official tour. Plan my day in Sydney using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Cities around the world have Chinatown. This is one more. Worth a visit if you're looking for an oriental town. Go to the Paddy's Market, beneath is a market full of street vendors and on top is a mall with outlet stores on the top floor. Worth the visit to Paddy's supermarket, all Eastern.
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  • From the Chinatown located in Darling Harbour 1 image, Gold Rush era and become quite a history. In Chinatown, was thinking more broadly, not easy to walk around. In Asia, Korea cuisine as well as Chinese food is, Edison was good.
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  • Picturesque and colorful as it should be. It is located in a very central location and while it is not too extensive, there are many gastronomic offer, shops and shopping mall. Very good prices. Also, (to be in Australia, I suppose), it is ordered and more care than others.
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